Welcome to the web site for writer Sara Paretsky.

Credited with transforming the mystery through the creation of her female private eye, V I Warshawski, Paretsky’s books are international best sellers, appearing in almost thirty languages.

Sara sits with Cousin Barb in an ancient cave in Crimea Author Sara Paretsky, Photo by Shauna Bittle Sara with the Coffee Pirates in Vienna doing research for Critical Mass. Sara and Mayor Daley at the Harold Washington Awards Banquet. V.I. and Sara meet in front of Buckingham Fountain. Husband Courtenay and agent Dominick Abel help celebrate the Edgar for Grand Master. In the vault at Cartier's Bond Street, Sara gets to handle the real Diamond Dagger. With Stephen King at the 2015 Edgar Dinner


On Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm Women and Children First is hosting a virtual launch of Love & Other Crimes on my Face Book page. I will read from Love & Other Crimes and will answer questions about that or anything else. Note: questions will have to be posted on my Face Book page 24 hours in advance.

On August 1 at 6 pm, I join my own editor, Emily Krump, in Book Passage’s Conversations with Authors, virtual live sessions with the authors and thinkers most committed to independent bookstores. Once you register, for free, there’s an opportunity to ask questions in advance of the session.

Whitney Terrell and Sugi Ganeshananthan are writers and readers who run an insightful blog about books, Fiction/NonFiction. I was privileged to talk to them last week about Love & Other Crimes.


November 5, 2019 // In June, I’ll be publishing 14 of my short stories, under the title Love and Other Crimes. Some of these stories are new, some have already been published. Some feature VI, some are standalone. Two – “Wildcat” and “Death on the Edge” – were published only as ebooks and so now will be available in […]